Siliquaria anguina   (Linnaeus)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Siliquariidae

Image copyrights: Schooner specimen shells

Description
Shell thick, irregularly twisted and can be distinguished by presence of spinose spiral ridges.


Synonym (s)
Serpula anguina Linnaeus, 1758
Tenagodus anguinus Moerch, 1860
Siliquaria muricata Smith, 1906
Siliquaria muricata Annandale, 1911

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Off Gopalpur INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• SRI LANKA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at - http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/

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